The new Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Mr Norbert Mao, yesterday outlined a seven-point blueprint to tackle allegations of rights abuses by mainly security forces and other State actors.
In a submission to Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights chaired by Mr Fox Odoi, the minister endorsed a raft of proposals by lawmakers invested in ending impunity and rights violations.
Mr Mao specifically committed to “encourage” President Museveni, his appointing authority, on issues of human rights.
“It is our duty to insist on the Constitution he [President Museveni] signed in 1995 and which he swore to protect. I urge all Ugandans to condemn human rights abuses,” he said.
The minister, who simultaneously serves as the president general of the Democratic Party (DP), promised to engage all government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to protect rights of citizens and comply with court decisions.